Dongporu (Eastern Sentry Post)

Dongporu (Eastern Sentry Post) 2013-09-26T20:43:44+00:00
Dongporu (Eastern Sentry Post) at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Beautiful stone and wood structure

Dongporu (동포루) is the eastern sentry post. The square turret below the wooden roofed structure is known as a chiseong.

There are five brick sentry posts found along the fortress wall. All are positioned on turrets that extended beyond the fortress walls. This location allowed artillery to easily attack enemies below.

The location is between Dongilchi (Eastern Turret I) and Dongichi (Eastern Turret II).

Construction was completed on July 16, 1796.